virus: Re: Nirvana by the dashboard light

Ken Pantheists (
Sat, 05 Jul 1997 04:35:59 +0000

Brett wrote:
In institutions, leaders need followers to do their work for them. In
way, the followers do the dirtywork, the leaders get the credit.
archetypally, there is a need for those who are expendable to get their
hands dirty in order that the chosen can remain pure. All I know is
the path of "follower" is not the path that I choose (nor the path of
leader...for If I am leader, I make others into followers).

If you think that this pattern of leaders and followers, saved and
damned is unique to religious institutions, you've never worked in an
office of any kind.

Truth is, in every action of your life, you are either leading or
following. Where things get tangled up is when one's ego starts to
interfere with those roles. Saying that you don't want to be a leader is
almost the same thing as saying your too good to be a follower.

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